In the last years, the seismic events of Central Italy and the resulting emergency situations, bring with them the need for an increasing number of specialists in the management of emergencies, reconstruction of regions affected by earthquake and, above all, prevention of buildings, people and cultural heritage.
CiProVoT- Civil Protection Volunteers Training aims at spreading the Civil Protection culture through the implementation of transnational and online training courses, involving volunteers from different countries, which requires both a homogeneous training and the ability to operate and communicate overcoming territorial barriers.
With this purpose, we will develop a Trans-national training course module and a MOOC for Civil Protection volunteers, as well as students and graduated from Civil Protection, Engineering, Geology and Architecture courses interested in the field of natural disaster prevention and management.
During the 2 years of the project, we will:
- create an eBook containing scientific desk research, best practices and innovative educational tools for Civil Protection volunteers;
- develop a comparative training methodology for dealing with knowledge, skills and core competences of Civil Protection volunteers;
- select a European group of Civil Protection volunteers;
- design and validate a MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) for training CP volunteers;
- implement two transnational blended mobility of CP Volunteers in Greece;
- Organize some national workshops and transnational events.
The Kick-off meeting for the project CiProVoT took place on the 27th and 28th March 2018, hosted by the project coordinator Centro studi città di Foligno Associazione in Foligno, Italy. The Kick-off meeting brought together all the other partners.
In the next few months a research will be carried out on the different European Civil Protection Systems and aimed at investigating the training needs of the Civil Protection Volunteers, as well as identifying good practices at local level.
Then a training methodology will be identified and developed and it will be tested during the first training mobility in Patras, Greece in July.